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Gabby Recny

Front-End Software Engineer
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About me

Activist-artist/ server turned software engineer interested in bringing my passions for team-building, social change and creative problem solving into your company. I thrive being a part of mission driven teams with goals to solve real world problems through intuitive, accessible applications.

I started my career as a business owner where I sold custom, holistic tea blends at events because I saw a health and wellness gap in my community. I developed a passion for creative marketing and sought to use my artistic skills and relationships to create content with organizations, movements and businesses that drove social change.

I love being able to use my eye for detail and design as well as leadership skills towards social change. Now as a software developer, I use these skills to create intuitive, eye-catching and impactful applications on diverse and inclusive teams. Specializing in front-ending engineering with experience in React, Javascript and Sass, I bring my creativity, curiosity and dynamic leadership to every team. I am excited by the potential for software products to drive social change and increase awareness for sustainability and diversity alike.

When I’m not coding, you can find me surfing, drawing, binging the latest David Attenborough documentary or listening to podcasts while cooking up magic in the kitchen. Feel free to reach out about coding, surf spots in Mexico and YouTube yogis.

Preferred locations

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Oakland, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Seattle, WA
Open to other locations and/or remote work

Previous industries

  • Fine Art
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Media Production
  • Photography
  • Restaurants

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Chai
  • CSS3
  • Cypress
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • GraphQL
  • Heroku
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • Mocha
  • Node.js
  • Npm
  • React
  • Sass
  • TypeScript
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Webpack

Currently learning

None specified

Projects

The Power Room

The Power Room

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The Power Room is the first application where I merged my social change values with frontend software development. I solved the problem of transgender and non-binary people's evasion of public restrooms by building an accessible React application. The application features a search component that asynchronously fires two RESTful APIs to enable the user to locate gender-neutral restrooms by post code. I conducted research to learn what folks in that community desired in an application and used my skillset to meet requests of filtration and different themes.

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Getting Mindful with Kanye

Getting Mindful with Kanye

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Getting Mindful with Kanye is a React application that exemplifies my knowledge of fundamental frontend web development principles as well as my ability to quickly new new technologies. I learned and implemented Context API within 2 days of project proposal through independent research and putting the tech into action. Getting Mindful with Kanye showed by ability to clearly communicate new ideas and learn new tech in a short time frame. I pitched the idea of an approachable & creative mindfulness application to my team. We collaborated on UX/UI design using Figma and I was able to contribute my fine arts background with artistic, playful design layouts and unique animations while meeting Lighthouse and WAVE accessibility standards.

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Rancid Tomatillos

Rancid Tomatillos

Project scope time 35 hours
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Tools Used

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • CSS3
  • Git
  • GitHub
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Npm
  • React
  • Sass
  • User Experience Design / UX
  • User Interface Design / UI
  • Visual Studio
  • Webpack

Rancid Tomatillos exemplifies my ability to quickly implement new technologies with my first React application. I learned the framework in less than a week and worked on a team of three to create a fully accessible movie-browsing application using React, Router and Cypress.

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